45-Hour Advanced Pharmacology Course (CA)

Price:

$689.00

$559.00

Contact Hours: 45 contact hours of Continuing Education (which includes 45 hours of pharmacology)

45 Contact Hours

Available for 4 months

Printable Handouts

Three 50-item exams

This version of our 45-Hour Advanced Pharmacology Course is specially designed for nurse practitioners (NPs) applying for furnishing privileges in the state of California, as well as for California NPs seeking continuing education. The course is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and meets all state requirements.

After completing this 30-session educational package, NPs will have enhanced skills to use patient assessment data in determining the most appropriate pharmacotherapeutic regimens for optimal patient outcomes. The principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics are covered in detail. Numerous drug types used in the treatment of conditions affecting all physiological systems are emphasized. Analyses of state and federal regulations and organizational furnishing guidelines are included to encourage a safe and informed prescribing practice.

Course Objectives:

(Adapted from the California Board of Registered Nursing Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number Application)

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Use data obtained from the health assessment of the patient to identify an appropriate therapeutic regimen, including drugs and/or devices
  2. Use knowledge of pharmacokinetics when developing a therapeutic regimen that maximizes the therapeutic effectiveness while minimizing adverse reactions
  3. Use knowledge of pharmacodynamics to observe and understand the effects of drugs and/or devices to predict an optimal patient
  4. Evaluate the response and compliance of the patient to drugs and/or devices and implement appropriate action
  5. Provide appropriate patient education regarding furnished/prescribed drugs and/or devices
  6. Furnish/prescribe drugs and/or devices pursuant to standardized procedures and in conformance with applicable laws, codes and/or regulations, including knowledge of Pharmacy Rules and regulations, Health and Safety Codes, and the Federal Register
  7. Examine appropriate guidelines for the pharmacological management of selected health care syndromes/diseases commonly encountered with awareness of patients’ nutrition, culture, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status
  8. Use knowledge and awareness of the role of herbal and natural remedies while treating disease states

Session Number Topic Video Length Allotted Time Topic/Faculty
1
Drug information Resources
0:31
0:45
Drug information Resources
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
2
Advanced Introductory Principles
1:05
1:30
Advanced Introductory Principles of Pharmacology
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
3
Ethnopharmacology
1:22
1:45
Ethnopharmacology: Understanding Differences in Drug Response Based on Race/Ethnicity.
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
4
California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
0:34
0:45
California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Advanced Pharmacology Course Requirements (Required of all candidates seeking approval by the BRN)
Elizabeth A. Vande Waa, PhD
5
Neurologic Disorders
1:08
1:30
Peripheral and Central Nervous System Agents and Psychopharmacology – Part 1: Neurologic Disorders
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
6
Psychiatric Disorders
1:13
1:30
Peripheral and Central Nervous System Agents and Psychopharmacology – Part 2: Psychiatric Disorders
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
7
Cardiovascular – Part 1
2:22
3:00
Cardiovascular Pharmacology – Part 1
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
8
Cardiovascular – Part 2
2:03
2:30
Cardiovascular Pharmacology – Part 2
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
9
Renal
0:43
1:00
Renal Pharmacology
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
10
Exam 1
1:00
1:00
Exam 1 (Lectures 1 – 8) 50 questions – 60 minute time limit
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
11
Respiratory
1:14
1:45
Respiratory Pharmacology
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
12
Gastrointestinal
1:51
2:30
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
13
Endocrine Part 1: Common Disorders
1:18
1:45
Endocrine Pharmacology Part 1: Common Disorders
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
14
Endocrine Part 2: Reproductive Considerations
0:51
1:00
Endocrine Pharmacology Part 2: Reproductive Considerations
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
15
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
1:20
1:45
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
16
Bacterial and Fungal Infections
1:40
2:00
Drugs for Bacterial Infections and Fungal Infections
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
17
Exam 2
1:00
1:00
Exam 2 (Lectures 10 – 15) 50 questions – 60 minute time limit
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
18
Drugs for Viral Diseases
1:22
1:45
Drugs for Viral Diseases
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
19
Introduction to Prescribing Controlled Substances
2:00
2:30
Introduction to Prescribing Controlled Substances
Elizabeth A. Vande Waa, PhD
20
Prescribing Controlled Substances Safely

2:08
2:45
Prescribing Controlled Substances Safely
Elizabeth A. Vande Waa, PhD
21
Schedule II Controlled Substances Part 1
0:44
1:00
Schedule II Controlled Substances Safety, Addiction, Ethical and Legal Implications of Use Part 1
Elizabeth A. Vande Waa, PhD
22
Schedule II Controlled Substances Part 2
0:45
1:00
Schedule II Controlled Substances Safety, Addiction, Ethical and Legal Implications of Use Part 2
Elizabeth A. Vande Waa, PhD
23
Schedule II Controlled Substances Part 3
0:55
1:15
Schedule II Controlled Substances Safety, Addiction, Ethical and Legal Implications of Use Part 3
Elizabeth A. Vande Waa, PhD
24
Schedule II Controlled Substances Part 4
0:47
1:00
Schedule II Controlled Substances Safety, Addiction, Ethical and Legal Implications of Use Part 4
Elizabeth A. Vande Waa, PhD
25
Exploring the Top 20 Drugs
2:10
2:45
Exploring the Top 20 Drugs
Elizabeth A. Vande Waa, PhD
26
Alternative Therapies
0:34
0:45
Alternative Therapies
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS

27
Medication Errors and Risk Reduction
0:33
0:45
Medication Errors and Risk Reduction
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS

28
Select Agents
0:35
0:45
Select Agents
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS

29
Pain Management Discussion
1:15
1:30
Pain Management Discussion
Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS
30
Exam 3
1:00
1:00
Exam 3 (Lectures 17 – 28) 50 questions – 60 minute time limit
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP

Dr. Thomas W. Barkley, Jr. has been instrumental in providing national and international nurse practitioner continuing education. He is the President of Barkley & Associates, Inc. and Professor Emeritus of the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing at California State University, Los Angeles. During his 26 years in academe, Dr. Barkley held numerous leadership positions: Coordinator of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs, Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, and Director of Graduate Programs.

Dr. Barkley received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alabama, a Master’s degree in Critical Care Nursing from the University of Virginia, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree with a specialty in nursing education and nursing education administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his post-Master’s certificate dual preparation as an adult primary and acute care nurse practitioner from the University of South Alabama.

Dr. Barkley has published over 100 refereed works related to acute care nursing practice, nursing education, and multicultural HIV/AIDS prevention, including articles and book chapters. He is the primary editor of Practice Considerations for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (3rd ed.), and the editor of three additional nurse practitioner specialty texts.

In 2002, he established Barkley & Associates, Inc., which provides the nation’s foremost continuing education expertise for family, adult-gerontology primary care, pediatric, adult-gerontology acute care, psychiatric/mental health, and women’s health nurse practitioners. As a dynamic and engaging speaker, he has provided hundreds of continuing education courses in the United States and abroad to thousands of nurse practitioners since 1998.

Over the years, Dr. Barkley has received numerous honors. In 2011, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and in 2019, he was inducted into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame. In 2021, Dr. Barkley was named a University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Visionary Leader recipient.

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP

President
Barkley & Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Professor Emeritus
California State University, Los Angeles
Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing
Los Angeles, CA


Robert Fellin, PharmD, BCPS

Internal Medicine/Critical Care Pharmacist
Cedars-Sinai Medical Canter
Los Angeles, CA
Adjunct Professor
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
Los Angeles, CA
University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy
San Francisco, CA


Elizabeth Vande Waa, PhD

Professor
University of South Alabama
College of Nursing
Mobile, AL

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  2. Go to My Account in the upper right corner and click on Courses.
  3. Locate your Course in the list and click on it.
  4. Click on Access Course to proceed.
  5. The sequence of lectures has been grouped into 3 sections with 3 accompanying exams.
  6. For continuity, the course must be followed in order. Participants are not allowed to proceed until each session has been completed.
  7. PowerPoint handouts are available for every lecture. We strongly recommend that you download and print each lecture’s handout so that you may highlight and take notes as you view each video.
  8. It is very important to spend time studying all PowerPoint handouts before attempting to take an exam. Each exam includes 50 items to complete in 60 minutes. Participants have a maximum of 3 attempts to pass each exam with a score of 70% or higher.
  9. After successful completion of the last exam, participants must complete a Course Evaluation.
  10. Upon submission of the Course Evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will appear for you to print and/or save in PDF format. We strongly recommend that you print or save the certificate immediately, as your certificate will not be stored in your account indefinitely.
  11. With the intent of mastering important advanced pharmacology principles to maintain clinical currency, it is expected that students will take adequate time to carefully review, thoroughly study, and learn material to satisfactorily pass each exam. Therefore, this 45-hour course must be taken over a minimum of 10 calendar days to receive continuing education credit.

Instructions for Submission of CE
to the California Board of Registered Nursing

  1. Complete the Advanced Pharmacology Course Verification form required by the California Board of Registered Nursing, which can be found on the Board of Nursing’s website. (The Nurse Practitioner Advanced Pharmacology Course Verification has been incorporated into the Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number Application found here.)
  2. Send only the completed Advanced Pharmacology Course Verification form to [email protected] Please allow 5-7 business days processing.
  3. Barkley & Associates, Inc. will then:
    1. Verify your successful completion of the course
    2. Have the form appropriately signed
    3. Physically mail the Advanced Pharmacology Verification Form, along with your Continuing Education Certificate, to the California Board of Registered Nursing

Note: The 45-Hour Advanced Pharmacology Course must have been purchased after January 30, 2018 to count toward approval for furnishing by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Reminder: With the intent of mastering important advanced pharmacology principles to maintain clinical currency, it is expected that students will carefully take adequate time to review, thoroughly study, and learn material to satisfactorily pass each exam. Therefore, this 45-hour course must be taken over a minimum of 10 calendar days to receive continuing education credit.

Refunds are not allowed on any of Barkley & Associates’ products.

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